Our expert says:
Cat (methcathinone) is a synthetic stimulant which is highly dependency forming - Khat it the natural plant (grows a lot in Ethiopia) - it is less potent that the synthetic Cat - but is also dependency forming.
I would suggest approaching a social worker who has assess your family member and compile a report for subsidised treatment at a private facility (some facilities have subsidy options or trust funds for this)- or to take out a court order - a social worker needs to do this (Act 20 of 1992 - Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependency Act) for either voluntary or involuntary admission under the Act to a state rehabilitation centre (the normal treatment period in a state facility is 3 months - but the person still resides under the Act for 2 years after the leave the centre - which a social worker needs to monitor). You can also contact you nearest SANCA branch for guidance on the above-mentioned.
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